For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Buckman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Hype: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 103
  2. Negative: 25 out of 103
103 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Buckman
    If the makers of The Guardian can get their minds out of the men's room, this series has potential. [25 Sept 2001, p.83]
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    There's a nice idea in there somewhere. Now, if CBS and the show's producers can get together on changing most of it, they might have something.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Portions of "Free Ride" show promise, due mainly to the show's star -- Dean -- whose character remains grounded and sane, against all odds.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    In the first two episodes provided for preview, the formula gets the plot across with minimal confusion, although you wonder at times if all the time-shifting and multiple storytelling is really necessary...Well, maybe. Because if this show gave it to you straight, it would run the risk of becoming just another violent L.A. cop show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    The new "NY" shares with its "CSI" antecedents a predilection for dim laboratories and grim facial expressions. [22 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    This guy has a great personality. Building a likable sitcom around him ought to be a no-brainer. So why haven't they done it?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    The Rev is a lot like the rest of us. He matured and became dull.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Too many serial killers threaten to overwhelm The Mentalist, whose charismatic lead character can stand on his own, if the show's producers would only realize that murders committed singly can be just as interesting as serial murders, and just as difficult to solve, too
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    "My Boys" is no improv comedy, but it also relies on unnecessary narration.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    I used to like Arrested Development, and now I don't...So shoot me.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    The Wire looks and feels like an ordinary show from some other network that snuck on to the air while the HBO execs' backs were turned. [31 May 2002, p.122]
    • New York Post
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    It is overlong, contrived and utterly out of place on UPN. It plays like something left over that the network needs to discard before going out of business.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Not that it's not a nice show, but it is precisely the kind of production for which the word "corny" was probably coined.

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